Well...if Master Bella has not gone and done it again! This was so bloodydamn great. My heavens...and so worth the wait! It has been at least 6 months since we began to be teased with promises of gladiators, hard core sex, graphic violence and language and this one delivers...and delivers brilliantly.
I cannot wait to see where this goes from here.
The world building here is just so well done and the characters being formed rival what I loved so much about The New Haven Series. Mateo is such a strong and incredibly rich character and of course seeing how his relationship with Eloy grows or changes as the story progresses will be just awesome to see. Plus there is Titus, who I love already.
In the earlier days since arriving at the ludus, Mateo had been meek, afraid and uncertain of what would be his fate. He now had some understanding, and he also began to see that if he were to survive, he had to cast away whatever timid feelings he had. He was in a world of warriors and barbarians. They were used to taking what they wanted, giving no apologies, and killing for sport and glory. If he was going to rise in status, he had to become someone new, someone without fear and doubt. He had to become a gladiator.
Indeed he does.
I cannot recommend this one enough! Bravo Master Bella on another winner!!
Oh it feels good to be back…this was tasty.
First off, if you have not read The New Haven series then you are crazy to even consider reading this. Do yourself a favor and indulge in that yummy goodness first. While a new series, this is directly related. Many of the same characters and storylines are continued here with the introduction of several new faces and threats. I am in love with Dominic already and have plans in my head for him that I hope to see played out.
Vic as well peaked my interest and his time with Ty was so memorable. Seeing our dear Ty become smitten with his pup was something I hope we get more of. I truly need his POV soon!
Not quite sure what to make of Kindrick just yet. He seems so full of himself that honestly I need him taken to a dungeon somewhere and educated. HEHEHE.
And that end…my gawd. That might be the most badass entry I have seen in this series. So…
Once again, Bravo to Master Bella!
Now that said, I felt we were stretched a little thin here with 5…yes 5 POV’s. Phew. It was a lot. And while I loved the chapters from Noel’s POV, these really were not all that necessary. I would have rather the last scene been our first sighting of our dear Vamps. But hey…I can’t complain for long because…cum showers and the night with the King was pretty fucking great.
I am eager to see many upcoming moments, the mating of Dante and Josef being high on the list. Hopefully we won’t be waiting too long.
Once again, thanks to my fellow Belloholic, Elsbeth, for the BR.